‘Battles are Decided by the Quartermasters’: US Army Modernizes Its Logistics

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Rommel understood logistics(German Federal Archives)(click to view full) The importance of logistics has long been recognized by generals. German Field Marshall Edwin Rommel once commented: “Battles are decided by the quartermasters before the first shot is fired.” Apparently Rommel’s colleagues didn’t take his advice when preparing for the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. […]

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